Building on a sloping block and how to make the most out of the opportunity
In case you missed the memo, split-level homes are back in vogue in a big way – and there are plenty of reasons why you should jump on the bandwagon!
While most mid-century homes embraced sloping blocks and split-level design, for quite some time people have favoured level blocks. While flat blocks are often cheaper to build on, there is so much than can be gained by considering a sloping block and a split-level design.
One person who knows plenty about the advantages of split level design is Shannon Battisson, lead Architect and co-founder of The Mill: Architecture + Design. She recently sought out a sloping block for her next house build and found the perfect block with mountain views in Stage 2 at Denman Prospect.
“Sloping blocks are fantastic because they force you to take a custom approach – creating a unique design that responds to the block and speaks to the street. And good custom design means houses don’t have to be as big as they are now,” says Shannon.
Here are the top reasons why you should consider a sloping block for your next build.